A catastrophic public health (PH) event could threaten our national security and cause hundreds of thousands of casualties. Recognizing the need for efficient sharing of real-time info. to help prevent devastating consequences of PH emergencies, Congress mandated the Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS), in collaboration with state, local, and tribal PH officials, to develop a strategic plan for the establishment and evaluation of an electronic nationwide PH situational awareness capability. This report reviewed HHS's status of efforts to implement these capabilities, described collaborative efforts to establish a network, and determined grants authorized by the act and awarded to PH entities. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand report.The objectives of our review were to (1) determine the Department of Health and Human Servicesa#39; (HHS) plans for and status of ... program planning and management activities, such as strategic and information management plans, and descriptions of current uses ... In addition, we identified key information systems used by HHS to support early event detection and emergency response operations byanbsp;...
|Title||:||Public Health Information Technology: Additional Strategic Planning Needed to Guide HHS’s Efforts to Establish Electronic Situational Awareness Capabilities|
|Author||:||Valerie C. Melvin|
|Publisher||:||DIANE Publishing - 2011-05-01|